vmware server 2 (linux) to vmware WS 6.5(windows)
Posted on 2009-05-20
Im wondering what i have to do to get a vmware virtual machine i run on my ubuntu tls server under vmware server 2 to run on VMWare Workstation on a XP Box.
I copied the whole directory onto a HD the copied onto the XP machine , when i opened the *.vmx file it opened the VM.
But when i tried to start the image it comes up with a couple of errors
file needed to load this vm is missing . it seems to not like the vmkd file(s).
Or after i tried in vain to convert it from 6 to 6.5 when it tries to load the harddrive file i think its the *.vmdk file it just keeps poping up that it cant find it , i select it again and it still doesn;t like the file. When i look at the file the drive size = 0.0 . its like it cant recognize it. also after conversion i get and'configuration file data is invaild' or something close to this.
Its an vm of my old 2k3 windows server , which ran on an old adaptec scsi card (UW) on a 8gig cheetah seagate. otherthan the scsi config its pretty standard.
im very new to VMWare.
Is it because the server doesn;t allow for copying to other machines or does the free linux flavour not migrate easily to windows vmware or shoudl i be using player instead of workstation . im confused what am i doing wrong please help !!